Turkish Pide

Pide, the Turkish Flatbread has recently been all a rage, as it is the perfect solution for an easy meal or snack. Just like flatbread or pizza, the  toppings can be adapted according to your craving or preference. The base as mentioned, is a flat-bread of a similar style to pita, chapati, or western pizza crust.

As you need time for the dough to rise, you’d need to prepare this a few hours before serving.

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Pide Base: 

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups lukewarm water

Whisk the above together and set aside in a warm area, allowing the mixture to froth and bubble. In a separate bowl mix together:

  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Add the above mixture to the set aside mixture, kneading by hand for approximately 10 minutes to form a soft dough. Place the dough in a well oiled bowl, allowing to rise for 1-2 hours.

Divide the dough into balls, rolling each ball into an oblong shape and brushing with oil. To achieve the pide look, roll the sides and pinch the corners.

For the topping add anything you’d like from a vegetarian spinach and feta, to chicken, etc. I opted for a steak topping using salt, pepper, green masala, steak and chops spice, garlic, tandoori sauce and a bit of mayo. I also topped this with feta cheese, peppadews, mushrooms, cheese and origanum.

I would definitely recommend rolling the dough thinner than I did for a more authentic flatbread but it was delicious anyway 🙂

Enjoy!

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